Stop animated images

The Internet Archive looks like a valuable resource. I’ve been there a time or two, but never stayed long because of the tiny animated images blinking and flashing everywhere. What kind of chucklehead thinks that’s good web design? “Look, Ma! I can make it flash!” Anyway, you can disable all animated gifs in Firefox by going to about:config and changing image.animation_mode to none.

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3 Replies to “Stop animated images”

  1. Thanks for supporting the Cause, Marcel. I’ve been feeling like a lone voice in the wilderness. :-)

    DOCUMENTS SHOULD NOT FLASH, ROTATE, SWAP, ANIMATE, OR OTHERWISE MOVE OR CHANGE IN ANY WAY WHILE YOU ARE READING THEM.

    Effective reading requires concentration. Movement in the field of vision is distracting.

  2. You know what else is distracting? An ad suddenly enlarging and pushing the text you’re trying to read farther down the page. Often by the time you scroll down to it, the ad shrinks down again and causes the text to jump up above the screen. There is an excellent example of this on the Weather Channel’s website. They also demonstrate what it’s like when a smoothie explodes across the screen and covers the text.

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